H2@Scale 2.0: Realizing the Benefits of a Hydrogen-Based Energy System

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    Abstract

    Throughout the world, hydrogen is increasingly recognized as the critical, central component for a clean, sustainable, efficient, and economic energy system. Hydrogen is remarkable for its ability to carry, store, and interconvert energy - its chemical energy can be used for clean and efficient chemical conversions to products and fuels; electricity generation; and heat generation. Hydrogen can be used as a storage medium, even for seasonal storage, to enable larger-scale deployment and use of renewable electricity. As an energy carrier, hydrogen is central to cross-sector coupling and clean, efficient transportation fuels and industrial processes, enabling decarbonization of products and services while meeting customer expectations.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages2
    StatePublished - 2021

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/FS-6A31-78907

    Keywords

    • chemical conversions
    • decarbonization
    • fuels
    • heat generation
    • hydrogen
    • industry
    • interconvert energy
    • renewable electricity
    • storage
    • transportation

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